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Definition of Moderate

Moderate

  1. Kept within due bounds; observing reasonable limits; not excessive, extreme, violent, or rigorous; limited; restrained
  2. Limited in quantity; sparing; temperate; frugal; as, moderate in eating or drinking; a moderate table.
  3. Limited in degree of activity, energy, or excitement; reasonable; calm; slow; as, moderate language; moderate endeavors.
  4. Not extreme in opinion, in partisanship, and the like; as, a moderate Calvinist.
  5. Not violent or rigorous; temperate; mild; gentle; as, a moderate winter.
  6. Limited as to degree of progress; as, to travel at moderate speed.
  7. Limited as to the degree in which a quality, principle, or faculty appears; as, an infusion of moderate strength; a man of moderate abilities.
  8. Limited in scope or effects; as, a reformation of a moderate kind.
  9. One of a party in the Church of Scotland in the 18th century, and part of the 19th, professing moderation in matters of church government, in discipline, and in doctrine.
  10. To restrain from excess of any kind; to reduce from a state of violence, intensity, or excess; to keep within bounds; to make temperate; to lessen; to allay; to repress; to temper; to qualify; as, to moderate rage, action, desires, etc.; to moderate heat or wind.
  11. To preside over, direct, or regulate, as a public meeting; as, to moderate a synod.
  12. To become less violent, severe, rigorous, or intense; as, the wind has moderated.
  13. To preside as a moderator.

Moderate Quotations

There are things that tend to moderate with age. Schizophrenia is somewhat like that.
John Forbes Nash, Jr.

I should do something about the cigarettes; I quite accept that it's bad for your health, but you know a moderate tipple is positively beneficial and, at certain times, absolutely essential.
Charles Kennedy

For a pandemic of moderate severity, this is one of our greatest challenges: helping people to understand when they do not need to worry, and when they do need to seek urgent care.
Margaret Chan

What is a moderate interpretation of the text? Halfway between what it really means and what you'd like it to mean?
Antonin Scalia

Every reasonable human being should be a moderate Socialist.
Thomas Mann
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Moderate Translations

moderate in Afrikaans is matig
moderate in Dutch is gematigd, bescheiden, matig
moderate in Latin is modica, aliquanta, modestus, parcus, mediocris
moderate in Portuguese is moderado
moderate in Spanish is modico
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